The format of Sunday’s competition is dependant upon the weather. Today all 18 holes were open. If this is the case on Sunday, we will play the recently postponed doubles competition, the Winter Tankards, based on ‘turn up and play’.
However, if all 18 holes are not open, we will play an individual Captain’s Sweep (Stableford).
So it’s still worth getting out of bed on Sunday morning!
There has been a change to the Men’s advertised competition scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 11th Feb. Today there are only 11 holes open and more rain is forecast through the night. Therefore, the Winter Tankards pairs competition has been replaced with a Captain’s sweep, stableford based on the number of holes open. All necessary entry sheets and envelopes will be available as usual.
The Men’s AGM was held in the Club House yesterday evening and the Men’s Section now has a full committee. The new members are Keith Simpson as Men’s Secretary, Peter Nelson, John Smiles, Brian King, Stephen Hutchins, Mac Murphy who join Bryan Malone and the Chairman Kenny Shepherd, Treasurer Graham Brown, Captain Chris Bowman, Vice Captain Terry Cooper, Past Captain Terry Mann. At the meeting, Terry Mann said his thanks and farewells as Men’s Captain and passed the role onto a well deserving Chris Bowman. Chris announced his Vice Captain as Terry Cooper.
Our Team ….. 2017 was a year I will never forget!! What a team, I definitely had the best bunch of lads; the team just picked itself. The squad’s attitude and team spirit coupled with their commitment earned a massive respect from everyone in the Hadrian League, but especially from me. Cheers guys. I don’t need to name them as they know who they are, but a special thank you to my Vice Captain Chris Bowman, and I wish you all the best to you and the team this year. One thing I must say is that I won’t forget our 12-0 win. I skipped up the road afterwards!!
Captain’s Day ….. Captains Day was a great day and thank you to all the members for turning up. We raised £850 for charity thanks to our sponsors and members. My wife and I went to Smyths toy shop and spent about £900 on computers, toys, games, books, pens etc. for the Children’s Ward 14 at the RVI. It was a very emotional day for everyone at the hospital and they were over the moon with the gifts. Huge thanks go to everyone involved in making these gifts possible.
Thank You ….. I would like to thank Kenny Shepherd, Brian Rutherford, Bryan Malone and Graham Bell for helping me with the league games when I was unable to get there. Special thanks to Geoff Brown and Brian King for their support through the year. Can I also say congratulations to Christine Nicholson in the Ladies Section for raising £1500 for ‘Daft as a Brush’. Good luck to Candy Brown for the captaincy of the Northumberland Ladies County. And good luck to the Parklands Ladies Captain, Sarah Howson, for the 2018 season. I send a massive thank you to Jon Watson and the green keepers for keeping an excellent course all the year round and especially on my Captain’s Day. Thank you Lynn and all the kitchen staff for all the time and meals you have served. And generally thanks to everyone at Parklands, staff and members.
I have been very proud to be Captain of this club for 2017. (It’s a good way to get your name on the board haha).
Good luck to everyone this year and enjoy your golf. Cheers.